New Delhi, Jan 21 (UNI) Reaffirming support for India's permanent membership of the UN Security Council, Britain today said India should have a rightful place in the world body to enable both countries together meet global challenges including climate change and terrorism.
British Premier Gordon Brown and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, addressing a joint press conference after the Fourth Indo-UK Summit here, said both countries were taking every step to stabilise world economy.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said there is a broad agreement that international institutions, if they have to be credible to handle contemporary challenges, cannot ignore India and China.
The growth in India and China gave impetus to world economy.
''You cannot face global problems without India,'' Dr Singh said.
''India should assure its rightful place in the deliberations of the world and international organisations for action against terrorism...that is why I support India's participation and growth on the world economy,'' Mr Brown said.
Dr Singh cautioned against difficulties in reforming global scenario but said effort had to be made.
''It is in the interest of the world that international institutions, including the UN Security Council, should be representative of contemporary realities. The Security Council which does not have India, cannot be fully representative,'' Dr Singh said, while pointing out the increasing realisation in the world about UN reforms.
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